Biden focuses on gun control in first joint address to Congress

Biden focuses on gun control in first joint address to Congress

The U.S. has seen 142 mass shootings since President Biden took in April this month alone, according to Gun Violence Archive. Gun control was one of President Biden’s focal points Wednesday night , calling for "reasonable reforms" which he said all Americans, including gun owners, should support. This is an issue that hits particularly close to home in light of last week’s mass shooting in the Gaslamp Quarter and as San Diegans just marked the two-year anniversary of the Chabad of Poway shooting. "I think this is not a Democrat or Republican issue," BIden said. "It is an American issue." In his first joint address to Congress, Biden urged bipartisan support of legislation to close loopholes and require universal background checks to purchase firearms, as well as a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. "Don’t tell me it can’t be done," he added. "We’ve done it before and it worked." I will do everything in my power to protect the American people from the epidemic of gun violence. But it’s time for Congress to act as well. This shouldn’t be a Red vs. Blue issue. It’s an American issue. — President Biden (@POTUS) April 29, 2021 He also called for a ban on so-called "ghost guns": homemade firearms that are built from a kit, easily ordered online, that includes directions on how to put it together. Buyers are not required to pass a background check. "The parts have no serial numbers, so when they show up at a […]

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